I was out of town last week and had to work this weekend and wasn't able to check in on the web site of a local dealer. When I finally checked it out Monday night I saw they had a Marlin 1888 in .38-40 described to have solid wood with numerous dings and a rough bore. I road up there today at lunch time to check it out. The guy said they sold it this weekend at the local Gun Show which just happened to be the first show I've missed in about 5 years. I saved the worst for last, the price was $250. I would put one of those smilies in right here but there doesn't seem to be one of me pulling my hair out.